Kaiju No. 8 Anime Officially Announces Second Season!

The final episode of the first season aired on the same day. 

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On Saturday, it was announced that the anime based on Naoya Matsumoto’s Kaiju No. 8 will be receiving a sequel.

The final episode of the first season aired on the same day.

Koki Uchiyama is also joining the cast as Gen Harumi and is voicing the announcement video.

Crunchyroll has confirmed that it will stream the sequel.

The first season premiered on April 13. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime with English subtitles and with an English dub.

The anime streamed on X (formerly Twitter) as well worldwide in real-time as it aired on TV in Japan, at the exact time the anime aired.

About Kaiju No. 8:

Kaiju No. 8 is a manga series written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto. It has been serialized for free on Shueisha’s Shōnen Jump+ application and website since July 2020, with its chapters collected in 12 tankōbon volumes as of April 2024.

An anime television series adaptation produced by Production I.G. premiered in April 2024.

Crunchyroll describes the overall plot of Kaiju No. 8 as follows:

In a world plagued by threatening creatures known as Kaiju, Kafka Hibino aspired to enlist in the Japan Defense Force to defeat them.

“Let’s wipe out the Kaiju together.”

Kafka pledged to his childhood friend, Mina Ashiro. Over time, life circumstances forced them to go their separate ways and caused him to abandon his lifelong ambition. He found himself employed by Monster Sweeper, Inc., a professional cleaning company that specializes in cleaning up the aftermath of Kaiju battles.

Meanwhile, Mina Ashiro is now the Captain of the Defense Force’s 3rd Division. As it stands, he is currently unworthy of fighting Kaiju alongside her.

At work, Kafka crosses paths with the highly motivated Reno Ichikawa. Reno’s undying determination to join the Defense Force leaves no room for failure.

His perseverance reawakens Kafka’s ambition of standing next to Mina as they protect humanity from Kaiju together.

A dream frozen by time, thawed by a burning promise.

Source: ANN